Portrait of a young man

Copyright Joann Kushner

16 Mar 2012 - 16 Sep 2012
Free exhibition, no booking required

Artwork by 15-24 year olds on Merseyside exploring the effect of antisocial behaviour legislation on their lives and communities.

100 young people from areas including Norris Green, Toxteth and Kirkby collaborated with groups in New York on the Postcode project. They worked with film maker and photographer Joann Kushner in Liverpool and artist Dread Scott in East New York, using photography to create portraits resembling 'Old Masters'.

The young people from both countries live in areas where stop and search is used as a crime prevention tactic. The project aimed to get the young people who are affected to engage in conversations with each other and older generations about the effects these tactics are having on their communities.

Eight works from the project were displayed on the first floor of the Museum of Liverpool.

The project was a collaboration between Urban Revolt Media, National Museums Liverpool, the Bluecoat and Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation in New York.

The exhibition went back on display at the Museum of Liverpool from 6 December 2012 to 7 April 2013.